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New barristers' Information Literacy - Binsfield

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New barristers' Information Literacy - Binsfield

  1. 1. New barristers’ information literacy during their transition from education to the workplace. LILAC 24/04/2019 ANNE.BINSFELD@GMAIL.COM TWIT TER: @ANNE_BINSFELD
  2. 2. Aim of study How do new barristers experience the transition from education to the workplace in terms of their IL experiences? - current and past legal research - impact of difficulties at work on transition experiences - IL training - information use to mediate transition
  3. 3. Introduction Workplace IL is understudied. Transition from university into work is important career step. So far new barristers’ IL has not been studied from their perspective. (Soanes, 2010, p. 151) Insights can benefit academic law librarians and those supporting lawyers in the workplace, legal education providers and workplace IL researchers.
  4. 4. Background from the literature Definitions ‘Information literacy incorporates a set of skills and abilities which everyone needs to undertake information-related tasks; for instance, how to discover, access, interpret, analyse, manage, create, communicate, store and share information.’ (CILIP, 2018, p. 3) Workplace IL
  5. 5. Legal education Undergraduate degree Graduate Diploma in Law Masters in Law BPTC Pupillage
  6. 6. Background from the literature Development of legal IL standards Transitional phases about ‘learning’ (Fenwick, 2013, p. 357). Soanes ‘the transition away from [...] learner to [...] professional [...] is a little- investigated area’ (2010, p. 151). Barristers’ learning in the workplace
  7. 7. Outline of research methods Literature review Qualitative research method Semi-structured face-to-face interviews (30-45 min) with 9 participants Open and focused coding Iterative and inductive data analysis Limitations Ethics
  8. 8. Findings The difference between new barristers’ past and current research behaviour. Their strategies to mediate the transition in terms of research problems. Their strategies to mediate the transition to professional practices.
  9. 9. Difficulties around research New barristers struggle with research. Why? But they don’t all struggle or struggle in a similar way. Pupil 1
  10. 10. Difficulties around research Pupil 1
  11. 11. Other IL challenges For many new barristers research is a minor worry in comparison to other information-related challenges. A “safe territory […] is doing research because that’s what you’ve been doing as a pupil […], so when you’re given a research task, you’re almost ‘ah, I’m comfortable’” (barrister 3).
  12. 12. Professional practices “Being a barrister is a very social endeavour” for pupil 2. As a new professional, barrister 3 needed to learn “subtle things like how to respond to clients, what clients want, making your advice client-friendly”. Pupil 2 feels “like pupillage is about developing your style”. Barrister 4 highlighted “there is no way before your first proper professional job [to] learn [...] how to handle yourself”.
  13. 13. Mediation of information problems The mediation of the information problems is far more interesting than the information problems themselves. New barristers’ IL practices are far more complex than expected.
  14. 14. Mediation of information problems Mediation strategies for research: - training - self-led practice Barrister 4
  15. 15. Mediation of information problems Mediation strategies for research difficulties: - using pupil supervisors as information sources Pupil 1 explained that often “you’re left completely on your own [...] the first step is always to abandon me and to let me work it out”. - using other people in chambers as information sources e.g. “our chambers librarian” (barrister 1)
  16. 16. Mediation of information problems Mediation strategies for professional practices: - pupil supervisors as role models and connectors to professional network Pupil 2 explained they “learnt a lot [...] about the practical and tactical application of the law” from their supervisor. - pupil supervisors as connectors between new barristers and professional network - others such as clerks, “roommates” and senior barristers
  17. 17. Complex social learning Collaboration Barrister 4
  18. 18. Complex social learning War stories are “the osmosis kind of approach” (barrister 3). A big issue “you have is that as a pupil you lack the experience […] so them telling you all their war stories […] is a great way of getting that experience much more quickly” (pupil 1). “We being very boring people we only ever talk about our work, and that way you find out if something important happened” (barrister 4).
  19. 19. Complex social learning “There are particular barristers that I get on with very well, who [...] wouldn’t judge me for not knowing” pupil 1. Pupil 2 would “start with my colleagues who are of a similar call to me [...] because [...] they won’t have a go at me”.
  20. 20. Conclusion The IL new barristers developed at university is dissimilar to the IL they need in the workplace. Their IL challenges at work include research and professional practices. People play a crucial but complicated role as information sources.
  21. 21. Further research How do other legal professionals or other new professionals experience transition in terms of their IL competencies? More holistic legal IL definition and rethinking of common workplace IL definitions. Importance and complexity of social learning for developing IL competencies in new professionals.
  22. 22. Some implications For law librarians: IL training needs to focus on authentic practice and include situated learning. For legal educators: ensure pupils are given support outside of the traditional pupil-supervisor relationship. For workplace IL research: social tensions in the workplace impact on new professionals’ IL needs and transition experiences.
  23. 23. Thank you! Any questions? Connect: anne.binsfeld@gmail.com Twitter: @anne_binsfeld
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  25. 25. Anne Binsfeld Assistant Librarian Lincoln’s Inn Email: anne.binsfeld@gmail.com Twitter: @anne_binsfeld

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